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Supporting 3D Design and Collaboration Headline News

New White Paper Dives Deep into NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise in Animation and VFX

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 11:26am

Discover the future of entertainment production with the groundbreaking collaboration between NVIDIA and HPC solution provider Exxact - uncover the power of OpenUSD and NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise in revolutionizing the Media & Entertainment (M&E) landscape.

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Renderman V26 Now Available

Newest version includes enhanced technology features such as XPU Advancements and Interactive Denoising; core improvements include faster instancing and texture read parallelism and improvements in RenderMan's Stylized Looks toolset for enhanced creative control.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Shares New Edify 3D Generative AI Capabilities

As demonstrated at NVIDIA GTC, developers and visual content providers can get more creative control with new 3D asset generation tools; Shutterstock 3D AI generator Speedy 3D is now in early access, and Getty Images has released Edify-powered APIs.

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NVIDIA Unveils Omniverse Framework That Streams OpenUSD Scenes to Apple Vision Pro

At NVIDIA GTC, an interactive demo of the new Omniverse Cloud APIs featured a physically accurate digital twin of a car streamed in full fidelity to Apple Vision Pro’s high-resolution displays, leveraging powerful spatial computing and blending 3D photorealistic environments with the physical world. 

A New 3D Movie Experience Headline News

3D Movie Experiences with Apple Vision Pro Coming to Disney+ Subscribers

Viewer’s in-home spaces will be transformed into landscapes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars via the wonders of OpenUSD, with 3D formats of popular films including ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Encanto,’ and dozens more starting February 2.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Announces Omniverse Enterprise Free Trial

Users can now download and deploy a 30-day trial of the native OpenUSD software platform for connecting complex 3D pipelines and simulating large-scale physically accurate virtual worlds. 

Building on the Omniverse Headline News

NVIDIA is Helping Omniverse Developers ‘Get Started’

With a wealth of guides, video courses, documentation, and code samples, the company is making a growing pool of resources available to help build tools and extensions on Omniverse Enterprise; GTC 2024 early bird pricing is now available.

Supporting 3D Design and Collaboration Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse is Changing Filmmaking and Exxact is Helping It Happen

Three presenters at NVIDIA GTC, the conference for AI and the metaverse, talked about their adoption of real-time virtual production integrated with the technology giant’s end-to-end platform for building and operating 3D virtual worlds, a growing movement supported by Exxact Corporation, a Fremont, CA-based provider of high-performance computing solutions.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Showcases Moment Factory’s Work Creating Immersive Events with OpenUSD and Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 2:49pm

For in-person visual production projects like Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ world tour, the multimedia studio unified data from various DCC tools, forming digital twins of real-world environments that allowed artists to iterate on video, lighting, architecture, and interactive components without altering other elements.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Showcases New NVIDIA Studio Laptops to Create, Game & Study

Watch ‘Doors to Realities’ video by influencer James Luke, a.k.a. JiffyVFX, highlighting the GeForce and NVIDIA Studio RTX 40 Series laptops and how they enable AI optimizing content creation, gaming, and study apps.

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Wētā FX Supercharges the Visuals in ‘The Rings of Power’

In its latest contribution to the prodigious ‘The Lord of the Rings’ franchise, Prime Video’s expansive series now nominated for 6 Emmy’s including Outstanding Special Visual Effects, pioneering visual effects company Wētā FX, led by VFX Supervisor Ken McGaugh, makes subterranean kingdoms pulse with life and creatures like Balrogs, Snow Trolls, and Wargs be the nastiest they can be.

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Reallusion Integrates iClone Live Sync with NVIDIA Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 18, 2023 at 8:39am

The updated connector enables a two-way USD synchronized character animation workflow with the 3D simulation and collaboration platform for real-time crowd generation with digital twins and AECO.

Do It in the Cloud Headline News

CoreWeave Completes Conductor Cloud-Based Rendering Service Integration

Customers can now access expansive compute resources including NVIDIA RTX A5000-A6000 graphic cards for VFX, animation, and motion graphics workloads; check out the demo at SIGGRAPH 2023, running August 6-10 in LA.

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NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Talks ‘Generative AI’ at Cannes Lions Festival

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 11:16am

The tech giant’s CEO and WPP CEO Mark Read discussed AI's ‘Supercharge’ impact on creative industries, noting new tools augment artists’ creative process and don’t replace it.

One Last Ride VFXWorld

Wētā FX Brings a ‘Universe’ of Visuals to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

From giant red spaceships to tentacled, toothy Abilisks, the studio’s VFX and animation teams, led by VFX supervisor Guy Williams and animation supervisor Michael Cozens, pull out all the stops for the final chapter of James Gunn’s MCU trilogy.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Studio Highlights NVIDIA Omniverse and USD in ‘Cold Inside Diorama’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 1:27pm

3D artists Gianluca Squillace and Pasquale Scionti’s project interconnect their workflows by replacing linear pipelines with live-sync creation, harnessing the collaboration platform powered by RTX GPU to create their Viking scene that conveyed a cold, glacial mood.

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Pixar Releases RenderMan V25

Newest version includes enhanced technology features such as advanced denoising powered by machine learning, reaching new milestones in support for volumes, secondary passes, and performance for feature film animation and VFX.

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Wild Capture Joins NVIDIA Inception

Program nurtures startups by providing access to collective resources of the extensible NVIDIA Omniverse platform based on USD, in turn accelerating development of AI-Driven Volumetric Video Technologies for Digital Human Fidelity.

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The Massive Creative Fellowship Behind ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

For 2 years, Production Designer Ramsey Avery and his team never slept, generating 38,000 pieces of concept art – illustrations, digital models, videos, sketches, and paintings – to support 9,500 VFX shots produced by 20 vendors and their 1,500 artists on Prime Video’s hugely ambitious Middle-earth saga.

All Animation Roads Lead to Angoulême ANIMATIONWorld

Superprod Dreams Big with Angoulême Studio Expansion

Co-founders Clément Calvet and Jérémie Fajner went from 2 artists working in their living room to 600 artists working in Paris, Milan, and as of next month, a brand-new location – with USD pipeline - in France’s growing animation hub.

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Animal Logic Gets ‘Unhinged’ with ALab Phase 2, Unreal Engine, and a Sock Puppet Scientist

Art director Grant Freckelton and director David Peers talk about the studio’s groundbreaking open-source USD ALab, its expansion into ALab Phase 2, and the Unreal Engine-created short film that grew out of their R&D efforts.

The Metaverse Awaits Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse Beta Release Now Available

Major updates to core reference apps and tools offer increased speed, accessibility, and flexibility for collaborative workflows, making it easier for developers, creators, and novices to build metaverse applications.

animated shorts Headline News

Indie Artist Turns Napkin Doodles into ‘ArtSquad’ Shorts with NVIDIA Omniverse 3D Tools

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 4, 2022 at 4:17pm

London-based Rafi Nizam used Omniverse Create XR and content-creation apps from Adobe, Autodesk, and Epic Games to create his fun new animated show.

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